Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are serious infections that can negatively impact your health. While many STDs can be cured with antibiotics or managed with antiviral medications, others have no cure.
Below, we discuss which STDs are curable and which are not.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are more than 30 different types of viruses and bacteria that can be transmitted through sexual contact. Of these 30, eight are behind the most common STDs. And of these eight, only four are curable.
The four curable STDs include the following:
Just because these STDs are curable, however, does not mean they do not inflict significant harm on their hosts.
Certain STDs remain with the host for the rest of their life. With these STDs, you can only manage their symptoms; you cannot cure them.
The four incurable STDs include the following:
- Hepatitis B
- Human papillomavirus (HPV)
Why STDs Are So Prevalent
The main reason why STD transmissions are still so prevalent is that many of them do not display visible symptoms. This means that the person carrying the infection may not even know they have it.
This is why it’s so important for every sexually active adult to undergo regular STD testing so they can be sure of their status. In California, it’s against the law not to inform a sexual partner of an STD they know they have, or should reasonably know they have.
Received an Unexpected STD? We’re Here to Help
If you received an unexpected STD transmission from a sexual partner who did not inform you that you were at risk of infection, you may be able to file a claim against them.
At KMD Law, we can help you seek justice against your perpetrator while protecting your privacy. We know the physical, emotional, and financial turmoil that accompanies an STD infection. We want to help you move forward after this injustice.
Contact us today at (833) 456-3529 to schedule a consultation with our team.